Bunny Throckmorton was born and raised in the Central Valley of California, as a young child in Salinas very close to Monterey where she found her love for the sea and then in Sacramento. She was always involved with bodies of water, the Sacramento River and the American River converge here Lake Tahoe is a couple hours away and the bay is the same. She has a degree in Psychology from Sacramento State College, has three children and four grandchildren.
In the 70s, she was involved in the spiritual revolution and became interested in “group work”. It is with one of these groups that she decided to go to Guam to search out the “meaning of life” taking her 15-year-old son with her and leaving the two smaller children with their father for eight months, bought a 42-foot sailboat, repaired it, learned to sail and sailed it around the Marianas Islands in the South Pacific, and then home to the west coast.
Always up for an adventure as she was growing up, she made up for her small stature with a strong will. Racing hydroplane boats on the Sacramento River, taking a train to Washington alone when she was 13. Riding a bus to Florida and meeting the civil rights marchers that were headed to the south and experiencing face to face segregated bus waiting rooms. Camping, fly-fishing and exploring the beautiful back country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her family and Chip. She and Chip later raced in the bay on a 22-foot Santana sailboat after sailing across the Pacific Ocean.